The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941, six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Se...
Keywords: AFRS; WWII; Bing Crosby; Mills Brothers; Mitchell Ayers; Count Bassie; Earl Hines; Dick Haymes; Andrews Sisters; Frank Sinatra; Vaughn Monroe; Teddy Wilson; Army Air Force Orchestra; Benny Goodman; Glenn Miller; Artie Shaw
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|Fleischmans Yeast Hour Spring 1935 - BNRToast|
031435 Dennis King, Victor Moore, Tom Howard & George Shelton, Monroe Silvers, Corina Meurer, The Stewart Sisters, The Coneticut Yankees 032135 Tom Howard & George Shelton, Earl Hines, Cathrine Perry, Noah, Goode Sisters, Jimmy Campa 032835 Noah Berry, Tom Howard & George Shelton, Henrietta Shuman, The Tick Tock Girls, Peggy Conklin , Rodger Pryor. 040435 Claud Raines, Duncan Sisters, Ella Logan, "The Wonder Bird", Tom Howard & George Shelton As always, where are the 1974 Bob and Ray tapes?
Keywords: Rudy Vallee; Dennis King; Victor Moore; Tom Howard; George Shelton; Earl Hines; Roger Pryor; Claude Raines; Peggy Conklin; Noah Beery; Claude Raines; Ella Logen; Duncan Sisters; The Wonder Bird; Corina Meurer
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; WWII; Benny Goodman; Lena Horne; Tommy Dorsey; Frank Sinatra; GI Jive; GI Jill; Harry James; Peggy Lee; Earl Hines; Bob Crosby; Bing Crosby; Sound Off; Command Performance; Yank Swing Session; Big Band; Jazz; Swing; Jubilee; Benny Carter; Tiny Bradshaw; Freddy Slack; Kay Kyser; Woody Herman